Skip to main content

Table 1 Baseline (2007) characteristics by sickness absence in 2004–2007 among 3079 women and men

From: Physical and mental health functioning after all-cause and diagnosis-specific sickness absence: a register-linkage follow-up study among ageing employees

Baseline (year 2007) variable n (%) Medically certified sickness absence* in 2004-2007
0–13 days
n (%)
14–30 days
n (%)
31–60 days
n (%)
>60 days
n (%)
  3079 (100) 2141 (70) 416 (14) 236 (7) 286 (9)
Gender
 Women 2512 (82) 1701 (79) 360 (87) 236 (87) 246 (86)
 Men 567 (18) 440 (21) 56 (13) 31 (13) 40 (14)
Age, mean (SD) 47.1 (5.4) 46.9 (5.4) 47.3 (5.4) 47.1 (5.4) 47.9 (5.4)
Occupational class
 Managers/professionals 1067 (35) 841(39) 104 (25) 62 (26) 60 (20)
 Semi-professionals 740 (24) 528 (25) 100 (24) 50 (21) 62 (22)
 Routine non-manuals 935 (30) 571(27) 151 (36) 99 (42) 114 (40)
 Manual workers 337 (11) 201 (9) 61 (15) 25 (11) 50 (18)
Old-age retirement between 2007 and 2012
 No 2322 (75) 1650 (77) 310 (74) 171 (73) 191 (66)
 Yes 757 (25) 491 (23) 106 (26) 65 (28) 95 (33)
Health functioning
 PCS score, mean (SD) 49.6 (7.8) 51.0 (6.7) 48.1 (8.1) 47.1 (8.5) 43.7 (10.1)
 MCS score, mean (SD) 52.2 (9.3) 52.6 (8.6) 52.2 (9.5) 51.5 (10.5) 49.7 (12.0)
  1. NOTE Figures are numbers (percentages) unless otherwise stated
  2. *Sickness absence lasting ≥ 14 consecutive calendar days